Instapundit, reddit, flickr, and the 787 flyby
Glenn Reynolds linked to my 787 flyby post yesterday; it turns out it was an experiment on… well, I’m not sure. The post has two thumbnails of the low-contrast pictures I took yesterday. I had about 19000 visits from that link yesterday; I had about 5000 and 3000 clickthroughs to embiggen the pictures. It appears that people coming from Instapundit looked at the postage stamps and bailed; maybe I should have put larger images in the post. Not sure.
The stats on flickr tell another tale, though: they only show 1400 views from my blog for the same time period; did people click and abandon, are wordpress stats garbage, or are flickr stats garbage?
Today is another story entirely: I assume today’s readers are using feedreaders or some other caching mechanism; I have 2600 visits from Instapundit, but 1400 clickthroughs.
Furthermore, I submitted the images to Reddit (as opposed to the blog post); yesterday, it generated 1100 views on the main image, 128 on the second (which was left as a comment). Today, the reddit post has generated about 10,000 views on the primary and 72 (!) on the secondary. I’ll track the curves of the traffic, but I think I can safely say the Instalanche is over; the reddit flood is sort of “who knows”. Without a secondary means of tracking reddit’s initial clicks, I have nothing to compare for abandonment rates. Someone should come up with a product to track that.
Written by Ry Jones
16 December 2009 at 9:56
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